There are different types of running shoes available on the market. Some are designed to be lightweight ideal for long runs, others are designed for off-road trails, and the ones that we will discuss today are for stability. Each year, the design of running shoes for stability improves due to better and better technology. Here are five running shoes that are great for stability:
- ASICS Gel-Kayano
This outstanding brand made another great release to their already amazing Kayano series. The ASICS Gel-Kayano Lite running shoes use FlyteFoam technology for the midsole to give it a reflexive bounce back great for long and short distances. The front and back are equipped with GEL Technology Cushioning System that absorbs shock when running those high impact surfaces. This technology also allows easy movement and changing of directions. The sole is lightweight and is made from ASICS high abrasion resistant (AHAR) rubber which is very flexible and provides extra comfort. If you are a beginner, sprinter, or long-distance runner this shoe is a must-have.
- New Balance 990v5
It was 1982 when the New Balance 990 series began and the brand released another update to the iconic shoe. The New Balance 990v5 model features its signature ENCAP technology in its midsole for maximum comfort, support, and ultra-stability. The shoe has its signature engineered mesh upper for excellent breathability. One of the greatest updates to this version is the sustainable makeover. New Balance traded its traditional pig suede overlays for vegan leather, thus making this shoe one of the best vegan-friendly sustainable shoes. It’s eco-friendly, stylish, with great support, and stability all incorporated in one beautiful package which is a bonus for our list.
- Brooks Glycerin GTS 19
For those that want maximum comfort, this shoe is for you! The Brooks Glycerin GTS 19 model provides runners with a plush fit that surrounds the entire foot. The cushioning system gives runners the highest level of softness and supreme comfort. This version integrates a Guide Rails holistic support system that prevents excessive movements in the foot, thus guaranteeing the stability needed to support your feet during your activities. A previous article Rules on How to Train Properly When You’re a Beginner discusses some of the basic rules for minimizing the risk of injury, and having the right pair of shoes can help do this. If you are cross-training, weight training, or running a trail, try the Brooks Glycerin GTS 19 out and say goodbye to injuries, and every step will feel extraordinarily soft and stable.
- ALTRA Provision 6
This award-winning running shoe is known for its excellent stability. It is designed with an ALTRA EGO foam that returns energy with each step and provides an ultra-comfy feel. The signature ALTRA Balanced Cushioning absorbs shock while the Foot Shape toe box gives the toes room to spread. The midsole is made with Inner Flex technology which provides excellent flexibility and exceptional performance. A special feature of this shoe is the stack height which is 30mm, thus giving you an extra cushion for strenuous activities. This shoe is perfect for those who want comfort and stability, especially during those long runs.
- HOKA One One Arahi 6
This brand continues to amaze us with each release of their running shoes. The HOKA One One Arahi 6 features a breathable engineered upper mesh and flared pull tabs for easy slipping in and out of the shoe. The shoe uses its signature durable full-length EVA foam cushion for extra comfort, to avoid shock and prevent joint injuries. The outsole has additional rubber zones for better traction and extra durability when running on pavement. The special feature of this shoe is the use of HOKA’s J-Frame stability technology which is designed for low arches or overpronation. If you are cross-training, jogging, or just want a wear a super stable shoe, try these out!
The technology invested in running shoes is always getting better and better. With these specific design details, your ideal running shoe designed for your needs is definitely within reach. Try any of these five shoes out, go out there, and have the best run of your life (with great support and stability)!